2016 NFL Mock Draft: Round 4

Last update: Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Major changes.
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  1. Cleveland Browns: Tajae Sharpe, WR, UMass
    The Browns aren’t exactly stable at receiver. Josh Gordon is coming back, and while all indications are that he’s turned his life around, Cleveland can’t completely count on him. Travis Benjamin, meanwhile, is an impending free agent.

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  2. Philadelphia Eagles: Christian Westerman, G, Arizona State
    The Eagles signed Brandon Brooks this offseason to bolster one of the guard spots. They could stand to add another interior lineman.

    Pick change; previously Jordan Howard, RB

  3. Dallas Cowboys: Jihad Ward, DE/DT, Illinois
    The Cowboys didn’t have the greatest depth at defensive tackle this past season, so perhaps this is one area they’ll fix.

    Pick change; previously Javon Hargrave, DT

  4. San Diego Chargers: Jerell Adams, TE, South Carolina
    The Chargers managed to bring back Antonio Gates, but lost Ladarius Green in the process. They’ll need a new young tight end to replace Gates down the road.

    Pick change; previously Jihad Ward, DE/DT



  5. Jacksonville Jaguars: Artie Burns, CB, Miami
    The Jaguars signed Prince Amukamara, but that was to a short-term deal. Here’s a solution for the long haul.

    Pick change; previously Devontae Booker, RB

  6. Baltimore Ravens: Leonte Carroo, WR, Rutgers
    The Ravens brought in Mike Wallace, a curious decision, but one that could work. Here’s a backup plan in case Wallace fails, just like he did in Miami and Minnesota.

    Pick change; previously Jayron Kearse, S

  7. San Francisco 49ers: Max Tuerk, C, USC
    The 49ers have absolutely nothing at center, as Marcus Martin is completely worthless. They have to target the center position during the offseason.

  8. Chicago Bears: Devontae Booker, RB, Utah
    The Bears lost Matt Forte, so the Bears will need another running back to go along with Jeremy Langford.

    Pick change; previously Artie Burns, CB



  9. Miami Dolphins: Sebastian Tretola, G, Arkansas
    The Dolphins are desperate at guard. Two upgrades are needed at the position to help Ryan Tannehill’s development.

  10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Willie Beavers, OT, Western Michigan
    The Buccaneers have a weak spot on the right side of their offensive line that should be addressed.

    Pick change; previously Jerell Adams, TE

  11. New York Giants: Miles Killebrew, S, Southern Utah
    The Giants’ pass defense has been atrocious this season. Their safety play has been horrific. This position could be addressed even earlier.

  12. Los Angeles Rams: Kevon Seymour, CB, USC
    Janoris Jenkins left via free agency, so the Rams could explore the cornerback position early in the 2016 NFL Draft.



  13. Detroit Lions: Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State
    The Lions could do better than Dan Orlovsky as their backup quarterback, so perhaps they’ll spend a mid-round choice on a signal-caller.

    Pick change; previously Charles Tapper, DE

  14. New Orleans Saints: Deiondre’ Hall, CB, Northern Iowa
    The Saints have to bolster their secondary. Knowing Brandon Browner, he’ll still be penalized even though he’s not on the team.

  15. Tennessee Titans: James Cowser, DE/OLB, Southern Utah
    The Titans have two strong pass-rushers in Derrick Morgan and Brian Orakpo, but they could use some depth on the edge.

    Pick change; previously Jordan Jenkins, DE/OLB

  16. Oakland Raiders: Jonathan Jones, CB, Auburn
    Here’s more secondary help for the Raiders. Sean Smith was signed to go along with David Amerson, but depth could be used behind those two players.

    Pick change; previously James Cowser, DE/OLB

  17. Atlanta Falcons: Brandon Allen, QB, Arkansas
    The Falcons should think about grooming a backup quarterback, as they don’t really have anything behind Matt Ryan.

  18. Indianapolis Colts: Jordan Howard, RB, Indiana
    Frank Gore doesn’t have much left in the tank, so the Colts will need to find someone who can take over in the near future.

    Pick change; previously Daniel Lasco, RB

  19. Buffalo Bills: Charles Tapper, DE, Oklahoma
    Even before Mario Williams was released, I thought the Bills could stand to add another defensive end for depth purposes.

    Pick change; previously Aziz Shittu, DE

  20. New York Jets: Victor Ochi, DE/OLB, Stony Brook
    The Jets have needed help at outside linebacker for quite some time now. Finding a better pass rush would help take care of some of the issues in the secondary.



  21. Houston Texans: Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame
    The Texans can afford to wait on Jaylon Smith. Brian Cushing won’t be around much longer, so Smith could step in if he recovers. Unfortunately, Smith may never play in the NFL because of nerve damage in his knee.

    Pick change; previously Nick Vannett, TE

  22. Washington Redskins: Evan Boehm, C, Missouri
    One of the reasons Washington’s running game was so erratic was because the team has gotten poor play out of its center. This is the primary position the Redskins need to upgrade up front.

    Pick change; previously Vonn Bell, S

  23. Minnesota Vikings: Willie Henry, DT, Michigan
    The Vikings could stand to benefit adding some depth to the interior of their defensive front.

  24. Cincinnati Bengals: Rashard Robinson, CB, LSU
    Pacman Jones was terrific this past season, but with he and Leon Hall both older than 30, the Bengals will have to find some young blood at cornerback.



  25. Pittsburgh Steelers: Scooby Wright, LB, Arizona
    I mocked Jaylon Smith here last week. Another injured inside linebacker makes sense, as Pittsburgh can wait on him to eventually take over for Lawrence Timmons.

    Pick change; previously Jaylon Smith, ILB

  26. Seattle Seahawks: James Bradberry, CB, Samford
    Seattle’s latest mid-round tall cornerback, James Bradberry could help an ailing secondary that couldn’t stop Cam Newton in the divisional round.

  27. Green Bay Packers: Jerald Hawkins, OT, LSU
    The Packers have a solid first-string offensive line. The reason they struggled to block in 2015 was because they had zero depth to properly replace injured players. That needs to change.

  28. Kansas City Chiefs: Spencer Drango, OT, Baylor
    Andy Reid may panic at this juncture, realizing that he hasn’t addressed his offensive line yet. He’ll need someone to push the mediocre Eric Fisher.

    Pick change; previously Willie Beavers, OT

  29. New England Patriots: Connor McGovern, G, Missouri
    The Patriots have to address their offensive line, as Tom Brady’s health will be in jeopardy if this liability isn’t fixed. They traded for Jonathan Cooper, but there’s no guarantee he’ll start.

  30. Arizona Cardinals: Jack Allen, C, Michigan State
    The Cardinals traded away an interior lineman during the second week of free agency, so here’s another. They’ve needed help at center for quite a while.

    Pick change; previously Spencer Drango, OT



  31. Carolina Panthers: Harlan Miller, CB, SE Louisiana
    Carolina’s defense was obviously terrific this season, and even Charles Tillman played well across from Josh Norman before he got hurt. That will be a problem going forward, however, as Tillman is a 35-year-old free agent.

    Pick change; previously Kenny Lawler, WR

  32. Baltimore Ravens: Kentrell Brothers, ILB, Missouri
    Daryl Smith’s play has dropped off recently, so it wouldn’t surprise me if the Ravens draft a successor at some point.

    Pick change; previously Scooby Wright, LB

  33. Green Bay Packers: Anthony Zettel, DE/DT, Penn State
    The Packers haven’t addressed their defensive line yet, which just lost B.J. Raji. Depth is needed.

  34. Baltimore Ravens: Joe Schobert, DE/OLB, Wisconsin
    The Ravens need some young blood on the edge, as neither Terrell Suggs nor Elvis Dumervil will be around much longer.

  35. San Francisco 49ers: Joshua Perry, DE/OLB, Ohio State
    The 49ers could be looking for pass-rushing depth, as Corey Lemonier hasn’t developed into the player the 49ers were hoping he’d become.

  36. Baltimore Ravens: KeiVarae Russell, CB, Notre Dame
    With so many fourth-round picks, the Ravens can afford to take a chance on someone like KeiVarae Russell. He was once a much higher prospect, but various issues have hurt his draft stock.

  37. Dallas Cowboys: Jayron Kearse, S, Clemson
    Even if the Cowboys keep Byron Jones at safety, they might be interested in adding some competition to the other starting spot.

  38. Denver Broncos: Matt Ioannidis, DE/DT, Temple
    The Broncos can double up on defensive linemen here, as they’ll need some depth to go along with the starter they obtained in the first round.

  39. Green Bay Packers: Kenny Lawler, WR, California
    Giving Aaron Rodgers another play-maker in the middle rounds wouldn’t be the worst idea, especially after what happened last year.

  40. Cleveland Browns: Tyvis Powell, S, Ohio State
    The Browns lost Tashaun Gipson this offseason, which was pretty rough. Here’s a potential replacement.

  41. Buffalo Bills: Denver Kirkland, G/OT, Arkansas
    The Bills almost lost Richie Incognito this offseason, which might have made them realize that they don’t have much behind him.



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